Bamboo Garden is owned and operated by a local family. Benefiting from the owners’ 15+ years of Bow Valley food service experience, this restaurant has become a Banff favourite. The chefs have a passion for cooking Chinese and Thai cuisine; many offerings incorporate other Asian influences as well. Dishes are made fresh-to-order without MSG to suit tastes ranging from mild to very spicy. Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available.
Bamboo Garden‘s stylish interior features Zen- and Buddha-inspired photography, statues and furnishings. Mount Rundle and Tunnel Mountain views are enjoyed from window-side tables and the small balcony-patio.
Appetizers: signature golden dynamite rolls with prawns and crab; pork dumplings; roti chanai (Malaysian crêpe); soft salad rolls; Vietnamese spring rolls; satay skewers; pandan chicken; curry samosas; crispy tofu; Thai shrimp cake; edamame; BBQ pork; dry ribs; wontons
Salads: mango with spring mix; papaya with Thai dressing; tiger prawn
Soups: Thai tom yum; seafood tofu; wonton
Noodle and Rice (seafood, prawns, chicken, beef or veggie): pad Thai; pad see-ew; chow mein; shanghai noodles; Malaysian pineapple fried rice
Curries (seafood, prawns, chicken, beef or veggie): massamun yellow with peanuts, potatoes, onions; red or green with bell peppers, longbean, eggplant; panang (sweet peanut curry) with bell peppers
Vegetables: tofu longsong with Thai peanut sauce; Thai style stir fried longbeans; mushrooms and snow peas in Korean soya sauce; stir fried vegetables; crispy fried tofu with ginger sauce; bok choy with Malaysian sauce
Wok-Fried: lemon chicken; Szechuan prawn; sweet and sour chicken balls; black pepper beef; cashew nut chicken; beef in black bean sauce
Oven Dishes: pan fried lemongrass pork chops; grilled Korean BBQ beef
ribs with fresh garlic
Hot Pots: red curry BBQ duck; coconut lime seafood; beef stew in Chinese bean sauce; prawns or tofu and vegetables with glass noodles
Desserts: traditional Thai coconut sticky rice with fresh mango; deep fried crispy banana; deep fried vanilla ice cream; sweet lychee fruit
Mains: $12 to $18
Drinks: wines $30 to $44, 10 choices, $7 to $9 by the glass, five choices; Sake and Asian beers